By now you’ve surely heard of DNSChanger, the malicious software that could knock hundreds of thousands of people offline come Monday, July 9. As an OpenDNS user you’ve likely taken the steps necessary to ensure that you’re not infected, and that you’re safely navigating the Internet with the service that’s been recommended by the Wall Street Journal’s All Things D.
We diligently worked to inform infected parties through a partnership with other technology companies, but there are still more than a quarter of a million people infected with DNSChanger that risk losing their ability to navigate the Internet on Monday. That’s why we’d like to ask you for a favor: Help us reach the remaining 260,000+ people that are infected with DNSChanger by encouraging colleagues, friends and family members to follow the easy two-step process below:
1. Confirm your DNSChanger status using this simple, secure service provided by the DNSChanger Working Group that won’t require you to install anything. If you are infected, follow the easy-to-understand instructions to disinfect.
2. Set up OpenDNS. If you are infected with DNSChanger, you’ll want to ensure you’re switching to the safest and most reliable way to navigate the Web once your device is clean. If you’re not infected with DNSChanger, switching to OpenDNS will ensure you receive world-class protection from wide-scale Internet malware, phishing and other threats.
As always, thank you for helping us spread the word and acting as resident technology superhero for your friends and family. We’re sure they’ll be very happy to avoid sitting on hold with their Internet service provider should they get knocked offline on Monday.